Credits required
45 or 18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 or 18 quarter credits are equal to 30 or 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$633 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Engineering Management: M.Eng. or Graduate Certificate – Online

Certificate curriculum

The coursework in the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management is designed to give you an advanced understanding of engineering management principles that will ease your transition into leadership.

All courses are developed and taught by faculty in the College of Engineering. The classes focus on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of an organization. By the time you complete the program, you’ll be prepared to move into a management role.

Degree requirements

A total of 18 quarter credits are required to graduate with your Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, though depending on course credit combinations, you may end with more credits than the minimum of 18 required. Degree requirements and curriculum information are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Project management in engineering
  • Operations management
  • Supply and sourcing management
  • Financial and cost analysis
  • Statistical concepts for engineering managers

Math requirements

To succeed in this program, a basic understanding of calculus (differential and integral), matrix algebra, and probability and statistics is necessary.

A pathway to a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the engineering management graduate certificate program may serve as a pathway to Oregon State’s 45-credit online Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering with Engineering Management Option.

You may transfer all 18 of this certificate’s credits toward the M.Eng. program, and we recommend applying for the master’s program after completing between 12 and 15 credits toward your certificate. 


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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